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Aso was the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of the old Higo Province. It serves today as one of the ichinomiya of Kumamoto Prefecture. The enshrined kami are Takeiwatatsu no mikoto (健磐龍命) and others.
From 1871 through 1946, the Aso Shrine was officially listed as one of the first rank of government supported shrines.